OAISD Health and Physical Education

Fall, 2021 Update

Ottawa Area ISD Mission Statement

Recognizing the strong link between health and learning, OAISD health and wellness consultation and related support services aim to support schools in the implementation of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model including supporting a comprehensive PreK-12 health education curriculum, student health behavior data and analysis, assessment of the school health environment to support the whole child, and adequate access to health services including behavioral health.

Do you have the Virtual MMH Curriculum Yet?

This year, MiSHCA was awarded a grant from the CDC's State Opioid Misuse Prevention Fund. With that funding, we are able to provide virtual curricula in two ways: 1. If you have been trained and have the paper binders, please fill out the Google Doc to request the virtual version. 2. If you haven't been trained in MMH, please notice the training schedule below and sign up for a training in which you will then receive the curriculum. You will also receive a stipend for attending the training this year (pending grant funding). Wondering what it looks like? Click on the MMH Digital Curriculum Video Tutorial. Questions regarding registering? Contact Mandy Laninga @ mlaninga@oaisd.org. Questions about training? Contact Stacey Sills @ ssills@oaisd.org.
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Health Education Mandates in MI

Do you ever wonder what all of the health education mandates are for your district? Linked is a guidance document for schools. School Health Education Mandates in Michigan

Contact List for Health and PE Teachers

Are you new this year? Switch grade levels? Please add yourself or update the health and physical education contact list. If you see anything from your district that needs to be changed, please do so. Much appreciated. Health and PE Contact List


Mark Friedrich, SHAPE America's "2021 Joy of Effort Award" recipient is going to be joining us via Zoom on October 13, 2021 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. He is a high school teacher in New Jersey who has a passion for outdoor education, team building, and relationship forming. The course will help physical education teachers learn how to use "no touch" team building in the gym and outside. It will also guide teachers through connecting with their students through outdoor education. His YouTube channel is "Mark Friedrich Adventure Ed Guy." Follow him on Twitter @AdventureEdGuy - Link to Register

Save the Dates for SHAPE MI

Annual Convention is Nov 4-6, 2021. Registration is now open.


Michigan Model for Health

The Michigan Model for Health™ is a comprehensive, skills-based health education curriculum that shares your goal of helping young people live happier and healthier lives.

MMH and Second-Step Crosswalk

The Michigan Model for Health™ and the Second Step Program® are quite parallel in terms of social emotional health lessons at grades K-8. This crosswalk is broken down into three sections, and is designed to illustrate: 1. The slight delineation between Social Emotional Health and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies, to help you navigate Section 2. (Pgs. 1-2) 2. The crosswalk between MMH and SS; social emotional health. (Pgs. 3-7) 3. The alignment of each program to the National Health Education Standards. (Pgs. 8-9)
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Trauma-Informed Programs & Practices for Schools (TIPPS)

Trauma-Informed Programs & Practices for Schools (TIPPS) Project recently released some resources that might be helpful as schools strive to implement trauma-informed practices and strategies.

The TIPPS Program Guide gives school and district leaders, teachers, and other professional staff a comprehensive overview of trauma-informed schools. The guide provides background on adversity, trauma, and the role of schools by addressing the following questions:

  • What is childhood adversity and trauma?
  • What is resilience?
  • How can schools help promote resilience and healing in students
  • impacted by trauma?
  • What is a “system” approach to trauma-informed schools and
  • what differentiates this approach from other approaches?

TIPPS One-Pager highlighting the 10 Pillars

    In addition, TIPPS will be also working on an "implementation guide" to accompany the TIPPS Guide, as well as, a series of short PD-type courses (which will be accessible on the TIPPS website ).

    InPact at School

    Help students get 60 minutes of physical activity at school! Check out ImPact at School for resources, information, webinars, and more. New resources will be added this summer!

    MI Child and Healthy Kids

    Free or low cost health coverage for children under the age of 19 or pregnant women of any age. Call the MI Child and Healthy Kids hotline at 1-888-988-6300 or apply online at www.michigan.gov/michild